African Americans in Long Beach and Southern California: A History

by Claudine Burnett



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/9/2021

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9781665516785
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 444
ISBN : 9781665516792

About the Book

Racial discrimination and unrest are intertwined with the history of Long Beach and Southern California in Ms. Burnett’s latest book. African Americans in Long Beach and Southern California begins in the 1800s and continues to 1970, reaching into later years to describe what that history has led to today. Ms. Burnett spent over five years researching recently digitized African American newspapers which has allowed her access to the black perspective on issues rarely written about in the white press or by other authors. Personal stories, legislation, Southland history and possible solutions to decades old problems are presented, making for an interesting and informative read. It is a unique work, sure to open the eyes of many.

About the Author

Claudine Burnett has written several books and articles on Southern California history for which she has received numerous awards. Her credentials include a B.A. in history from the University of California, Irvine; a Master's in information science from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Master's in public administration from California State University, Long Beach. Several of Ms. Burnett's books have been used in the production of PBS and CSPAN documentaries. She has also appeared on television, has spoken on radio, pod casts, and is a featured writer for several newspapers. Named one of the city's most influential people in the cultural arts by the Long Beach Business Journal, she has also been described by the Long Beach Press-Telegram as "one of this town's finest historians."